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  1. Cubs have long way to go in tough division

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs ended their home season on a positive note, putting a crimp into Pittsburgh's quest for a division title. The Pirates, who clinched a playoff berth with a win Monday, are on the verge of being eliminated from the division race aft...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  2. Reds' Baker looking on as Cubs rebuild

    Bruce Levine

    With his Cincinnati Reds in first place in the National League Central, you would think veteran manager Dusty Baker had long ago put his Chicago Cubs career behind him. Although Baker lives in the present, like so many successful leaders he still ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. W2W4: Cubs-Cardinals

    Bruce Levine

    The Cubs head to St. Louis for a matchup between NL Central foes....

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  4. Trade shows Cubs serious about rebuilding

    Bruce Levine

    The latest trade by the Chicago Cubs is a clear message from management to the fan base that the team is at least one year away from contending in the NL Central. Picking up young starting pitcher Travis Wood and a possible starting second baseman...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  5. A-Ram to Brewers tips scales

    Bruce Levine

    Although the balance of power in the NL Central shifted last week with the St. Louis Cardinals losing Albert Pujols, whatever positives the Chicago Cubs took away from that transaction were tempered by Monday's news that the rival Milwaukee Brewers w...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  6. Castro gives Cubs fans reason to watch

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' seven-game win streak allowed them to gain a grand total of a game and a half on the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers, as Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds left the Cubs 16 games out with 47 left to play. ...

    Blog | August 07, 2011
  7. Pittsburgh Pirates showing interest in Carlos Pena of Chicago Cub...

    Bruce Levine

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting Carlos Pena, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  8. Quade keeping his cool in difficult season

    Bruce Levine

    With many key players lost to injury, the Chicago Cubs have stumbled into fifth place in the NL Central, dropping four straight games and six of their last seven. But Mike Quade is up to the challenge of being the Cubs manager and is finding ways of ...

    Blog | June 04, 2011
  9. Pujols could bring buzz back for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs-Cardinals: Is it still baseball's best rivalry this side of Boston and New York? Maybe with Cincinnati now having re-gained stature in the NL Central, it's more about the Reds and Cardinals. Cincinnati and St. Louis also have the contentious ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  10. Cubs ready to find their place in division

    Bruce Levine

    We'll get a clue as to whether the Chicago Cubs will be contenders in the NL Central over the next seven days as they host division rivals Cincinnati for a three-game set starting Friday, followed by three games with St. Louis, beginning Tuesday. ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  11. Cubs try to put mediocrity in perspective

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs are mixed in their opinion on whether a .500 record would be good enough to keep them in contention in the NL Central. "I don't think so," Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez said. "Someone is eventually going to get hot. There are...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  12. Padres 5, Cubs 4

    Bruce Levine

    Here's a quick look at the Cubs' split of a day-night doubleheader with the Padres. The good: The Cubs end the day at 9-9 tied with three other teams in the NL Central for first place after splitting two games with the Padres. Extra outfielder Reed ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  13. Prediction time: Cubs and White Sox

    Bruce Levine

    It's prediction time at ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com, and while the White Sox drew more love from the expert prognosticators, the Cubs were not forgotten. Three of 45 experts predicted the Cubs would win the NL Central, while 32 -- including ESPN Chi...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  14. Cubs hope young pitchers develop quickly

    Bruce Levine

    The development of the Cubs' young pitching staff may be a key factor in getting the franchise back into the position of competing with the Cardinals and the Reds for a NL Central division title in 2011. Cincinnati has some of the best young pitch...

    Blog | August 15, 2010
  15. Division woes continue for Cubs

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs continue to run into the brick wall known as the National League Central. Coming off a solid road trip, winning five out of nine in a three-city trip, their division losses continue to mount. The Cubs' record in the Cen...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 9, Cubs 3

    Bruce Levine

    MILWAUKEE -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 9-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday: How it happened: In a battle for last place in the National League Central, the Cubs' Edwin Jackson was looking for his fourth win in what has been...

    Blog | June 25, 2013